Peel Projects

An overview of the projects and initiatives building a stronger region

Peel Waterways Institute

Peel Waterways Institute development is underway with the current implementation of the Waterways Research Infrastructure Project. The WRIP will provide research and community engagement infrastructure and equipment to complement existing programs and facilitate further scientific research and monitoring activities in the Peel-Harvey.

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Funding plan

Rescuing the Lake Clifton Thrombolites

A pilot scale trial to commence a rescue mission for the thrombolites from the increasing salinity of Lake Clifton. The Thrombolites attract ~240,000 visitors a year and are critically endangered.

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Initiative planning

Keralup Land Opportunities

East Keralup is a 3800ha landholding 45km south of Perth. The site was originally intended for residential development but other land use options for the landholding are now being examined.

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Business case

Regional Trails Initiative

The Peel Regional Trails Initiative will position the Peel as a key regional trails destination. Capitalising on its iconic landscapes and variety of trails from scarp to coast, the trails will attract tourism and adventure visitors locally and from afar. Attractions will include mountain biking, hiking, running, bush-walking, canoeing and 4-wheel-driving, as well as linking up the heritage Hotham Valley Railway, unique to Peel.

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Business case

Boddington Employment Precinct

1500hA of buffered land will be developed for production of fertilisers and soils, intensive animal husbandry and associated industries.

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Problem/opportunity analysis

Peel Business Park Nambeelup

The Peel Business Park will provide infrastructure for food manufacturing and processing industries, logistics enterprises and supporting commercial and light industrial activities. 74 hectares will be ready by 2021 with a further 120 hectares by 2031.

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Project Commencement

Peel Agri-Business Innovation Precinct

Development is in progress for common-use facilities (University-led R&D, cold storage, food processing and packaging, and solar energy) that will activate the first stage of the Peel Business Park and specifically the Agri-Innovation precinct – which is focused on the development of food production and processing technology.

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Initiative planning

Regional Waterways Data Array

The Regional Waterways Data Array will create an open platform for regional science, research and industry to cluster, collaborate and innovate on the collective vision of maintaining and enhancing the region’s environmental and economic future. It will comprise an Internet of Things (IOT) network of test stations and sensors that will drive a collection of big data streams, bringing the Peel-Harvey waterways alive with real-time, location-specific data and monitoring.

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Initiative planning

Australian Centre for Water Science

Complementing the Regional Waterways Data Array is the Australian Centre for Water Science. It will provide a permanent centralised hub for water science research and related business activity, regionally, nation-wide and internationally.

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Initiative planning

Infrastructure development for Pinjarra Racing and Harness Racing Clubs - Page Club

Pinjarra is seeking investment for the infrastructure development of both tracks to foster the development of the equine industry.

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Business case

Pinjarra Heavy Haulage Deviation – Western Deviation

The heavy haulage deviation will be an important component of beautifying Pinjarra’s main street, enabling a more pedestrian friendly, vibrant and attractive town centre, the population of which will increase from 4,000 to 20,000 by 2036. The deviation will run from Pinjarra Road (Beacham Road intersection) to Greenlands Road and link from Pinjarra Light Industrial Area to Greenlands Road.

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Business case

Murrayfield Airport Infrastructure Upgrade

Upgraded facilities will provide pilot training, a light sports aircraft centre, aircraft storage and aircraft maintenance and repair facilities, and development for international cargo freight. The airport is located adjacent to the Western Australian Bush Fire Centre of Excellence which will also value-add to the facility.

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Options analysis & initiative selection

Pinjarra Town Centre Revitalisation

This project will follow-on from the development of the Pinjarra Heavy Haulage Deviation which will be completed in mid 2023. With the creation of this deviation, the town centre and road entries will be developed as a pedestrian friendly and vibrant town centre. The revitalisation includes streetscape enhancement, precinct development, and the fulfilment of the Civic Centre masterplan and Edenvale Landscape Masterplan.

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Initiative planning

Mundijong Freight Rail Realignment

Plans are being completed for the realignment of the existing Freight Rail out of the centre of the Mundijong Whitby Urban cell to service the new 440ha West Mundijong Industrial Area. This will support the planned urban development of Mundijong/Whitby, and the planned enterprise expansion of West Mundijong.

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Initiative planning

Byford Rail Extension (Metronet)

A Transit Orientated Precinct will be established within the Byford Town Centre. A Central Station Precinct will enhance the growth, housing, job availability and opportunity and overall activation of Byford.

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Initiative planning

Business Development Areas (Mundijong Townsite Area F)

The historic town centre, which currently comprises of high street, Shire offices and sporting infrastructure, will need to be re-planned as a district level activity centre in order to support the population growth of Mundijong / Whitby.

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Options analysis & initiative selection

Oakford Bush Fire Brigade Station

Planning has commenced for the construction of a new Oakford Bush Fire Brigade Station.

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Options analysis & initiative selection

Tonkin Highway Extension additional grade separated overpasses

Grade-separated intersections at Thomas Road and Mundijong Road will be required as part of the Tonkin Highway Extension Project. There is the opportunity to deliver the ultimate infrastructure arrangements that will support the key intersection of east west roads (Thomas Road, Orton Road, Bishop Road, Mundijong Road, South Western Highway) with this north south freight highway.

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Options analysis & initiative selection

Preston Beach Foreshore Master Plan

Waroona are leading the identification of economic opportunities and environmental and social improvements, including development of a caravan park and interconnected pedestrian access to the beach.

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Problem/opportunity analysis

Waroona Town Centre Master Plan

The production of a revitalisation strategy will outline the ways in which development can bring vibrancy and an economic benefits to the town centre of Waroona

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Initiative planning

Regenerating Soils and Water for Food program

This project will accelerate the uptake of regenerative agriculture and farming systems through: 1) Extending on-farm trials of compost and organic soil amendments to all areas of the Peel Region 2) Facilitating rollout of proven inorganic soil amendments to farmers 3) Modifying drainage systems to restore wetlands and maximize on-farm water use 4) Promoting the farm-tourism and marketing potential of producers engaging in new soil and water management practices.

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Funding plan

Peel Region beef grazing and broadacre farming sustainability project

Broadacre agriculture, including 400 beef grazing operations, covers 70% of the Peel region coastal plain. In partnership with producer groups, regional grower groups and leading farmers, the project will implement a program for broadacre farmers (beef, sheep and hay) to: 1) Raise farm profitability through green labelling, and alternative income streams 2) Support measurement and reduction of carbon footprints, towards carbon neutrality 3) Support adoption of catchment water quality protection standards, 4) Implement an on-farm biodiversity stewardship standard.

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Funding plan

Nambeelup MAR

The Nambeelup Managed Aquifer Recharge scheme will store water in underground aquifers for supply to the Peel Business Park development and enterprises in the Park.

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Business case

Murray Hills horticulture zone and water pipeline

The pipeline will maximize the growth potential of the horticulture and agriculture zone, based on identified export market needs, along the escarpment edge, and the development of a water supply pipeline to the area.

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Options analysis & initiative selection

Seasonal Workers Accommodation

Local growers are experiencing significant growth in product. In turn, there is significant growth in the area of seasonal workers. With most of these workers being sourced from overseas, there is an urgent need to provide accommodation for these workers. There is strong evidence that other local growers will also be increasing their worker numbers to meet increased production

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Problem/opportunity analysis

Mandurah Culinary Science School

The school will provide higher education and research opportunities to increase the culinary expertise of the hospitality and food production sector. A food tourism drawcard, the school will focus on food science, food technology, provenance protection and culinary skills through provision of test kitchens, a production kitchen. World class food will be a focus through the adjoining commercially operated restaurant.

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Initiative planning

Hamel Eco Precinct Recreational Vehicle Park

To accommodate overnight stays in Hamel, development of the recreational vehicle park and camping area will include recreational vehicle waste point, water taps, vehicle bays, walk trails, ablutions, shade and fire pits.

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Options analysis & initiative selection

Boddington Sculpture Town

Extensive public art sculptures will reposition Boddington as tourism attraction.

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Initiative planning

Boddington Mountain Bike Trails

Extensive public art sculptures will reposition Boddington as tourism attraction.

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Options analysis & initiative selection

Mandurah City Centre Foreshore Precincts

Both the Mandurah Eastern and Western Foreshore will be invigorated with family friendly attractions. The site of a former historical swimming pool, the ‘Estuary Pool’ on the Eastern Foreshore will bring swimming back into the City Centre. The Western Foreshore ‘Destination Adventure Play Space’ will provide unique ‘Wow!’ play equipment and activities that caters for all ages, groups and users, with a particular focus on facilities that cater for teenagers.

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Initiative planning

Peel-Yalgorup Wetlands Trails

The Peel-Yalgorup Wetlands Trails will grow the Peel Region’s tourism potential by developing a diverse range of environmentally sustainable tourism attractions to the wetland system that will promote its natural beauty, wildlife, recreational opportunities and Aboriginal culture. These will potentially include walk, mountain bike, equestrian and paddle trails, pop-up dining, bird watching and wildlife tours, indigenous interpretive trails and tours, and a variety of eco-accommodation options.

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Options analysis & initiative selection

Pinjarra Massacre Indigenous Interpretive Site

An extension of the existing memorial and construction of a functional interpretive/information centre has been planned for the townsite of Pinjarra. The upgraded Pinjarra Massacre site will promote harmony, reconciliation and economic development for the indigenous community and the district.

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Options analysis & initiative selection

Dwellingup National Trails Development project – Dwellingup Gap Project

Through the implementation of the Murray Valley Trails Master Plan, Dwellingup will be accredited as a National Trails precinct which will open up international market opportunities to the region.

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Business case

Re-establishment of the Harvest Highway Tourism Route

Hundreds of thousands of vehicles travel south from Perth annually. The Harvest Highway concept will re-activate the South West Highway as a major tourist drive/route and increase tourism and economic activity between Byford and Harvey.

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Problem/opportunity analysis

Byford Trail Centre, Mundijong to Jarrahdale Rail Trail and Jarrahdale Oval Trail head

The Wungong Regional Park (Byford Trail Centre) is a key project for the trails network with state significance for bush walking, trail running and mountain biking. The Mundijong to Jarrahdale Rail Trail has the potential to create a family friendly and highly accessible rail trail experience for walkers, cyclists and horse riders, providing a continuous link from Mundijong through to Jarrahdale. Whereas the Jarrahdale Oval Trail Head is a major opportunity equestrian trail use and events.

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Initiative planning

Jarrahdale Trails Town

With its networks of walking, running, mountain biking and equine trails and close proximity to the Perth Metro area Jarrahdale is well placed to be developed as a Trails Town.

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Initiative planning

Drakesbrook Weir Redevelopment

Implementation of the Drakesbrook Weir Precinct Master Plan will significantly increase tourist market share to the region.

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Options analysis & initiative selection

Sea to Scarp Trails

As part of the Peel Regional Trails Initiative, walk trails are planned throughout the shire including the communities of Waroona, Hamel, Lake Clifton and Preston Beach.

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Problem/opportunity analysis

Peel Hospitality Training Centre

Industry standard hospitality and tourism facilities will be developed at the Mandurah Education Campus to ensure the capability of the region’s workforce.

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Problem/opportunity analysis

Byford TAFE

The project involves identifying a location and securing land and funding for the development of a TAFE in Byford. The unique location and access to equine businesses provides an opportunity to explore the development of equine related training alongside traditional TAFE courses.

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Initiative planning

Peel Health & Wellbeing Project - Mental Health Coordination

Mental health coordination team pilot program at Peel Health Hub, coordinating GP / specialist / NFP and support programs for patients presenting or referred with mental health needs.

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Business case

Peel Health & Wellbeing Project - Aged Care Inreach

This pilot program aims to reduce patient presentation to ED from aged care facilities and improving end of life quality by coordinating GP and nurse practitioner attendance in-house, along with support from digital/in reach and other care coordination.

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Business case

Murray Hospital short/medium upgrades and longer term redevelopment

Short to medium term upgrades to Murray District Hospital. Longer term construction of new hospital planned for the Mandurah Murray corridor.

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Options analysis & initiative selection

Quambie Park Residential Respite

Planning is underway for a safe, dignified and welcoming home-away-from-home accommodation option for people living with dementia.

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Options analysis & initiative selection

Quambie Park Couples Room

Couples rooms will be developed to prevent the separation of aged people due to illness or dependence on receiving assistance.

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Options analysis & initiative selection

Boddington Residential Aged Care

Boddington is investigating models and building a business case for aged care in small communities.

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Problem/opportunity analysis

Lakelands-Madora Bay Pedestrian Bridge

An already-purchased pedestrian bridge is ready to be upgraded and installed to connect the communities of Lakelands and Madora Bay and provide disability access.

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Initiative planning

Community Centres

Development of Dawesville Community Centre.

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Initiative planning

North Mandurah Waste Water Reuse Scheme

Wastewater will be diverted from Gordon Rd Wastewater Treatment Plant for the North Mandurah Wastewater Reuse Scheme to enable access to alternative supply for northern district public open space watering.

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Options analysis & initiative selection

Mundijong Emergency Services / Police Precinct

The Mundijong Emergency Service Precinct is the designated location for police, career fire station, volunteer bushfire brigade station and SES.

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Initiative planning

Keirnan Park Recreation

The Keirnan Park Recreation Precinct Stage 1A and 1B involves the planning and construction of 2x AFL/Cricket ovals, 12x district netball courts, 1x pavilion, BMX facility, parking and associated infrastructure, to meet recreation infrastructure needs.

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Options analysis & initiative selection

Byford Learning & Innovation Centre

The co-located library and community learning centre will provide event and meeting spaces, agency consulting rooms and business development and incubation, which is currently an unmet need of local residents.

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Options analysis & initiative selection

Byford Health and Wellbeing Super Clinic

The provision of a Health and Wellbeing Super Clinic will allow Serpentine Jarrahdale Residents to access services locally, including a GP, hospital and allied health and wellbeing services.

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Initiative planning

Waroona Recreation Facilities

This project will co-locate and upgrade Waroona’s skate park, playground and recreation facilities to a central and accessible location.

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Problem/opportunity analysis

Waroona Recreation & Aquatic Centre Upgrades

Complete upgrades at the Shire's sporting and recreation hub including refurbishment of the aquatic area ablutions, restoration of the aquatic area roof, relining the pool and refurbishment of the stadium ablutions.

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Problem/opportunity analysis

Redevelopment of Sporting Change Rooms

Redevelop the existing sporting change rooms at Waroona Football and Netball Club to accommodate the increasing number of female football players.

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Problem/opportunity analysis

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